|AC-X concept plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.|
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will display a lineup of seven next-generation electromotive concept models at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, including two-, three- and four-wheeled commuter vehicles designed for future cities; mid-to-long distance commuters; and sporty models.
Further, as a part of “Smart Mobility City 2011”, a themed project the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) will hold at the motor show venue, Honda will showcase the FCX Clarity advanced fuel cell electric vehicle, EV-neo electric scooter, EV-MONPAL electric cart, as well as the Honda Smart Home System which features several Honda-developed energy production technologies, including a gas engine cogeneration unit and a solar powered system to reduce household and mobility CO2 emissions. The progress Honda has been making in testing program of these technologies also will be showcased.
|Micro Commuter. Click to enlarge.|
Electromotive concept automobile models include:
AC-X. A next-generation plug-in hybrid vehicle which offers the choices of an engine drive mode for more aggressive driving or an automatic drive mode for more relaxed driving.
Micro Commuter Concept. A micro-sized, futuristic, electric city commuter. The collaboration of Honda’s motorcycle and automobile R&D centers made it possible to load the Motor Compo two-wheel EV commuter in this vehicle.
Small Sports EV Concept (tentative name). A next-generation EV sports model which maximizes the fun of driving while achieving excellent environmental performance.
Small Sports EV Concept. Click to enlarge.
Motorcycle models include:
Motor Compo. A compact EV commuter which offers the casual and convenient mobility of a two-wheeler, but also strives to be useful even when it is not being ridden. This model can be loaded in the Micro Commuter Concept, with the battery that drives this commuter detachable and designed to be used as a power source in everyday life.
Motor Compo. Click to enlarge.
E-Canopy. A next-generation commuter developed by installing an EV system on Honda’s three-wheeled scooter. In addition to personal use, this vehicle can be utilized for business use such as a delivery service by adopting a rear trunk which can be built-in.
RC-E. An EV version of a super sports bike; a powerful and smooth ride unique to an EV model is achieved with the 250cc-class compact body.
Honda is also displaying the Townwalker, a power product for urban mobility that can be loaded on a car by folding away the steering and seat.